Many-armed Seastar

Allostichaster polyplax (Müller & Troschel, 1844)

Arms typically 8, discrete finger-like, frequently of different lengths. Disc small. Variable colour with shades of grey, brown or red, and black, greenish-grey, cream or white markings.

Can reproduce asexually by splitting and each part growing new arms

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What habitats does Allostichaster polyplax live in?

Under-surface of rocks, including the lower intertidal zone, to depth of 238 m

What is the distribution of Allostichaster polyplax?

Southern Australia from WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Allostichaster polyplax grow?

Centre to arm tip up to 5 cm

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